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Delonghi EC 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Delonghi EC 5. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the design and maintenance are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the capacity and size get critical comments.

usability, price, maintenance, design

size, capacity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Delonghi EC 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

did not work

 

Got a lemon. Left it in box til really needed it .On sale . Too late to return ? or send out to be fixed $$$.

A good name brand

Never worked at all ! nada .A red light came on and that was all

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Budget Espresso Maker

 

At first I was impressed until I made a huge mess by not depressurizing the machine. It is only a basic unit so it doesn't have as much functionality as other models that cost 4x as much. Wait till it goes on sale and the unit does not take as much...

People who want a lot of extras from a budget machine seem crazy. This is bottom of the line type product so it only does the most basic functions and has no added features. Similarly if you want all the features of a top of the line Lexus but only pay...

The coffee filter basket unit is hard to put on the machine and the instructions are pretty bad, it just says to insert the unit pushing up, but you have to install it on the left side and twist the unit till it is almost centered. The handle for the...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Amazing budget Espresso machine

 

I was in the market for a budget espresso/capppucino maker and bought this one on sale. I am honestly very impressed. I am not a coffee snob, but had always drank normal drip coffee and wanted to get an espresso maker for a long time. This was the...

This machine is simply amazing for the price. Buy it ; I actually look forward to waking up to use this beast to jumpstart my day

I bought 1 instead of 3 ; Shipping label slapped on the OEM box, not a newegg box. Minor gripe, was shipped with zero flaws/damages so I don't mind

May, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

steam and drip all at once -- garbage

 

plastic garbage that causes pollution to the planet... I had to throw it in recycle bin. I wonder all these positive reviews! Did anyone tried a real espresso machine before?

none

this piece of garbage should not be even given for free ; you cannot control the steam. you cannot pressurize without having the coffee dripping. it takes x5 times more coffee for a single espresso than any other machine ; the steam and the coffee drip...

May, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not Working

 

A regular coffee press makes better coffee drink than this item.

The item arrived in less than 2 days

The instruction is difficult to follow since it's mentioning another model. The machine is not user-friendly. Try many time and still not successful making a good esspresso due to low pressure. Unable to make steamed & foamed milk with the steam wand

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

DeLonghi EC5 espresso maker

 

It works fine for the price of $30. Makes two espresso

Newegg shipped it fast, but as usual it wasn't double boxed. If you plan on buying this as a gift, buy it from a local retail store. Box is no use. I got lucky it didn't get damaged. After a few uses, steam leakes at the joint. Not a significant...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Horrible packaging!!!

 

is that it was delivered but

The item was in open box. there was no seal on the box and you cannot tell if anyone used it on the way or they just packaged one used item

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Gunggel

 

Like the reviewer before me, the unit was shipped in its original store display box. Which is simply not intended for shipping the box across the US. My box was completely damaged and the glass measuring cup broke into a million pieces. I should have...

Great little espresso maker, draws a perfect crema

None so far

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (pricegrabber.com)

Good Price for an espresso machine

 

This machine works fine for espresso, but in order to make cappuccinos I'd recommend another machine.

Great espresso, fast and simple to use.

Doesn't work for cappuccinos.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (pricegrabber.com)

Pretty Good For The Price

 

The DeLonghi EC5 is a reasonably good espresso/cappuccino maker; however, it has a few quirks worth noting.

Unique safety cap ; exceptional frother

Frother arm much too short

Aug, 2006
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Product Specifications

DeLonghi's state-of-the-art EC5 Expresso Maker features steam processing, two-cup simultaneous capacity, patented safety cap, swivel jet frother, 8.5 ounce heat-resistant glass carafe, On/Off Switch with indicator light and a large removable drip tray for quick and easy cleanup.